Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi and her fiancee, Slade Smiley haven’t been on the Real Housewives for more than a year but the two insist that regardless of what people think, they were not fired from the show. Reports surfaced that Gretchen and Slade were not asked to come back to the show after season eight due to Gretchen’s storyline but Gretchen apparently wanted to get away from the drama and made the decision
An insider close to the couple tell Radar, “Gretchen and Slade say they walked away from a lucrative multi-season contract with Bravo. They claim that they desperately wanted to get away from all the drama.”
Another source shuts down those rumors saying, “They need money. They would have remained on the show for years if they had had the choice!”
Obviously Gretchen and Slade were fired. If they wanted to get away from drama, they wouldn’t appear on Marriage Boot Camp! I’m not to sure why Gretchen and Slade are saying otherwise but I will admit, I think it would be interesting for Bravo to bring them back. Do you think Gretchen was the one who decided to leave the show?